College World Series Capsules
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Savery, Rice savor seventh-inning rally
Degerman held Bulldogs hitless through six innings
In Omaha, Neb., Joe
Savery had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in a four-run eighth inning as
Rice rallied to top Georgia 6-4 at the College World Series at Rosenblatt
The Owls (56-11)
and Bulldogs (47-22) were engaged in a pitchers' duel until the seventh, when
the teams combined for eight runs.
Rice led 2-0, and
ace Eddie Degerman carried a no-hitter into the seventh. But Degerman, who had
eight walks and nine strikeouts, walked the first two batters to lead off the
inning. After one out, Ryan Peisel singled in a run to make it 2-1 and break up
Rice closer Cole
St. Claire entered to face Matt Dunn, who chopped a ball off the plate to third
where Josh Rodriguez let loose an ill-advised throw to allow the tying run to
score. Jonathan Wyatt followed by lacing a St. Claire fastball to Rodriguez, who
managed to only get a glove on the liner above his head, to drive in the
go-ahead run. Bryce Cox then came on, allowing a Joey Side RBI single before
getting out of the inning with the Owls trailing 4-2.
Rice stormed back
off Rip Warren (8-3) when Brian Friday doubled in a run, and Rodriguez (2 for 4,
2 runs) singled and took second to put runners at second and third for Savery.
Savery, who went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, singled in both runners to
put the Owls back on top 5-4. Jordan Dodson (2 for 4, 2 RBI) singled in an
insurance run later in the frame.
Cox (5-1) worked
2.2 scoreless innings to post the win. Rice advanced to face the winner of
Oregon State and Miami, while Georgia will play the loser of that game.